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Fourth of July Commission

July 4th 2022

Traditional City 4th of July Celebration in 2023


The City of Milwaukee’s Fourth of July festivities took place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  Thank you to all who helped to organize these celebrations, and to those who participated. Milwaukee has long celebrated the Fourth of July with community events around the city, a tradition dating back to 1911.  This year continued the tradition of celebrating this great American holiday with parades, picnics, games, talent contests, and fireworks.


Celebrate the 4th of July safely!

Remember that fireworks are illegal in the City of Milwaukee.


Below are the locations that held daytime activities and/or fireworks in 2023.  Click on your neighborhood park to see their park program.

Alcott Park
Enderis Playfield*
Gordon Park 
Humboldt Park
Jackson Park:
no daytime activities; fireworks only
MLKing Center*
Lake Park

Lincoln Park:
fireworks only
Mitchell Park
Mitchell Park (Spanish Version)
Noyes Park: no daytime activities; fireworks only
Washington Park: no daytime activities; fireworks only
Wilson Park

*no fireworks

For current updates, follow these parks on Facebook!



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Contact Us

809 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3617  

Phone Number  414-286-8833

City of Milwaukee Department of City Development Commissioner Lafayette L Crump  


Lafayette L. Crump


Phone Number  414-286-5800

Fax Number 414-286-5467

4th of July Commissioners

  • Cheryl Cieciwa, Chair
  • Judith Kohnlein
  • Patrick Koszuta
  • Naomi Miller, Vice Chair
  • Tim Murphy, Secretary
  • Linda Zellmer

2023 Meeting Dates

  • April 20th, 2023 - 3 pm - Virtual
  • September 14th, 2023 - RESCHEDULED
  • October 19th, 2023 - 3 p.m. - Virtual
  • November 16th, 2023 - CANCELLED

Milwaukee County Parks

Milwaukee's 4th of July Celebration would not be possible without the support and cooperation of Milwaukee County Parks.
Additional support provided by Milwaukee Public Schools recreation division.

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